DENVER
05/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Wolf Pack Reports Doubted By Local Ranchers

DE BEQUE - Wolf advocates are celebrating the return of wolves to Colorado after biologists for a recreational ranch northwest of here recently announced a pack may have taken up residence.

But that same prospect has sparked fear in neighboring ranchers and outfitters.

It has also generated a lot of skepticism from ranchers and wildlife experts.

"I have ridden that area and hunted lions in that area, and I have not seen any signs nor have I heard them at night," said outfitter and ranch hand Brian Bivins, who previously lived in wolf country in Idaho and saw many wolves there.

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